Dublin A London (Tower Bridge)

EUROPA DEL NORTE E ISLAS BRITÁNICAS crucero de expedición Silver Cloud Expedition

Si, como el poeta nacional de Escocia, Robert Burns, tu corazón "se encuentra en las tierras altas", a continuación, los próximos 14 días va a llenar su alma con la canción. páramos salvajes y costas escarpadas, altas montañas y paisajes de belleza inquietante, son el telón de fondo para los aficionados al punto de una variedad sorprendente de aves marinas. Completar el viaje con castillos y catedrales, además de uno de los grandes viajes en tren en el mundo.
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Ask any Dubliner what's happening and you may hear echoes of one of W. B. Yeats's most-quoted lines: "All changed, changed utterly." No matter that the decade-long "Celtic Tiger" boom era has been quickly followed by the Great Recession—for visitors Dublin remains one of Western Europe's most popular and delightful urban destinations. Whether or not you're out to enjoy the old or new Dublin, you'll find it a colossally entertaining city, all the more astonishing considering its intimate size.

The Isle of Man, situated in the Irish Sea off the west coast of England, is a mountainous, cliff-fringed island and one of Britain’s most beautiful spots. Measuring just 30 miles by 13 miles, the Isle of Man remains semi-autonomous. With its own postage stamps, laws, currency, and the Court of Tynwald (the world’s oldest democratic parliament), the Isle of Man is rich with history and lore.Inhabited from Neolithic times, the island became a refuge for Irish missionaries after the 5th Century. Norsemen took the island during the 9th Century and sold it to Scotland in 1266.

With a population of 120 residents, Iona is Located off the Southwest of Mull. The island is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide but draws in thousands of visitors each year due to its natural beauty and historical interest. Saint Columba and his fellow monks landed here in 563. This beautiful stretch of coastline brings out the true beauty of Iona facing onto the Gulf Stream that gives the island its mild climate.
The stunning Isle of Lunga is the largest island in the Treshnish archipelago. With volcanic origin the isle was populated until the 19th Century, and remains of black houses can be seen around this magnificent coastal jewel. Abundant plant life and exotic birdlife are now the main inhabitants of the area. Fortunate visitors view the magnificent array of birds, especially the great puffins that breed on the islands plateau. One can sit within just a few feet away without disturbing the avian ambassador’s peace.
Oban, "little bay" in Gaelic, today has a resident population of 8,500 and is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands - the "Gateway to the Isles." The panoramic views of the mountains, lochs and islands which have captivated artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries are as striking now as they were when Dunollie Castle, a ruined keep which has stood sentinel over the narrow entrance to the sheltered bay for around six hundred years, was the northern outpost of the Dalriadic Scots.
The thriving port of Mallaig is situated on the North West coast of Scotland. A vibrant fishing port, its remote location makes it a perfect getaway to this quiet area. Walks around the town present magnificent views over the picturesque harbour and across Loch Nevis to Knoydart. The well-known Jacobite steam train that was featured in the Harry Potter movies follows the wonderful road to the isles that ends at Mallaig.
The Isle of Skye ranks near the top of most visitors' priority lists: the romance of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, combined with the misty Cuillin Hills and their proximity to the mainland all contribute to its popularity. Today Skye remains mysterious and mountainous, an island of sunsets that linger brilliantly until late at night and of beautiful, soft mists. Much photographed are the really old crofts, one or two of which are still inhabited, with their thick stone walls and thatch roofs.

St Kilda is a remarkable uninhabited archipelago some 40 nautical miles beyond the Outer Hebrides. The stunning cliffs and sea stacks are home to the most important seabird breeding colony in northwest Europe. St Kilda is one of the few places in the world to have received dual World Heritage status from UNESCO in recognition of its Natural Heritage and cultural significance. Village Bay on the island of Hirta once supported a population of over 200, but the last islanders left in the 1930s.
In bustling Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, there's plenty to see in the narrow, winding streets extending from the harbor. The cathedral and some museums are highlights.

Founded by Dutch fishermen in the 17th century, Lerwick today is a busy town and administrative center. Handsome stone buildings—known as lodberries—line the harbor; they provided loading bays for goods, some of them illegal. The town's twisting flagstone lanes and harbor once heaved with activity, and Lerwick is still an active port today. This is also where most visitors to Shetland dock, spilling out of cruise ships, allowing passengers to walk around the town.

Exploring the sandstone cliff faces of the Isle of Noss will reveal ledges loaded with gannets, puffins, guillemots, shags, kittiwakes, Razorbills, fulmars and Great Skuas. The island was recognized as a National Nature Reserve in 1955, and has one of Europe’s largest and most diverse seabird colonies. Sheep have grazed the inland hillsides of Noss since the late 1800s and early 1900s when around twenty people lived on the island to manage the sheep farm. Along with the sheep, shaggy Shetland ponies graze the windblown slopes of Noss.
Lying mid-way between Shetland and the Orkney islands, Fair Isle is a tiny jewel in the sea. Famous for birds, knitwear and historic shipwrecks, the island offers a warm and friendly welcome to visitors. With a population of only around 70 people this island is truly a beautiful setting and is one of Britain’s most successful communities. View the cloudy light turquoise water as it drifts out to sea beneath the breath-taking Sheep Rock, rising over 100 metres, which is almost an isle of its own.
With close to 220,000 inhabitants, Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city. Locally quarried grey granite was used during the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries for many of Aberdeen's buildings, and hence the nicknames it has earned as the Granite City, or the Grey City. Aberdeen granite was also used to build the terraces of the Houses of Parliament and Waterloo Bridge in London. Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, Aberdeen has also been called the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe.

Scotland’s first port of call, Eyemouth is the largest town in Berwickshire and is located 5 miles north of the border with England. The small town has been a fishing port since the 13th Century and today the harbour is still active with its colourful fleet, the sights sounds and smells around the bustling harbour a constant reminder of the importance of fishing to this picturesque town. On the 14th October 1881 A devastating storm struck Eyemouth drowning 189 fishermen, the local museum now illustrates the town’s history including a 15ft tapestry exemplifying the disaster blow that occurred.
Kingston upon Hull is the perfect starting point for an excursion to see York and York Minster. York was an important Roman city and part of the original city walls remain. After a short panoramic tour of York you will continue on to the celebrated York Minster, Northern Europe’s largest Cathedral. A guided tour will feature the highlights of the cathedral, including the famous 14th century stained glass.
The famous white chalk cliffs cradle England’s southeast’s principal cross-Channel port of Dover. It lies only twenty-one miles from the continent, and on a clear day the low cliffs of Calais are visible. The Romans put Dover on the map when, having conquered Europe, they decided to move on toward Britannia, using the natural harbor of Dover as the base for their northern fleet. They erected a lighthouse to guide their ships into port. Following their withdrawal from England in the 4th century when the Normans constructed the keep that now presides over the bulk of Dover Castle.

London is an ancient city whose history greets you at every turn. If the city contained only its famous landmarks—the Tower of London or Big Ben—it would still rank as one of the world's top cities. But London is so much more. The foundations of London's character and tradition endure. The British bobby is alive and well. The tall, red, double-decker buses (in an updated model) still lumber from stop to stop. Then there's that greatest living link with the past—the Royal Family with all its attendant pageantry.

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Owner's Suite

Hasta 827 ft² / 77 m² terraza incluida (89 ft² / 8 m²)

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Grand Suite

Hasta 1,314 ft² / 122 m² terraza incluida (194 ft² / 18.5 m²)

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Royal Suite

Hasta 1,031 ft² / 96m² terraza incluida (175 ft² / 16,5 m²)

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Silver Suite

541 ft² / 52 m² terraza incluida (92 ft² / 8 m²)

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Medallion Suite

437 ft² / 40.6 m² terraza incluida (81 ft² / 7.6 m²)

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Deluxe Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² terraza incluidaa (49 ft²/ 4,5 m²)

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Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² terraza incluida (49 ft²/ 4,5 m²)

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Vista Suite

240 ft² / 22m²

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incluido en la tarifa del crucero

  • Elegantes y espaciosas suites, más del 85% con terraza privada
  • Servicio personalizado, prácticamente un miembro de la tripulación por huésped
  • Servicio de mayordomo en cada suite. Todos los huéspedes reciben el mismo tratamiento y servicio
  • Cenas con servicio de libre elección de mesa y horario
  • Gran variedad de oferta gastronómica; casual, romántica, especialidades regionales y cocina gourmet inspirada por Relais & Châteaux
  • Bebidas en la suite y en todas las áreas de el barco: vinos y licores premium, selecta variedad de cafés y refrescos. Servicio personalizado de cocktails en el bar
  • Comidas en la suite y servicio a la habitación las 24 horas incluido
  • Amplia variedad de opciones de entretenimiento desde música en vivo hasta espectáculos de gran producción
  • Consultor de destinos y/o conferencista de enriquecimiento cultural
  • Servicio de traslado gratuito a la ciudad en la mayoría de los puertos
  • El precio del crucero incluye las propinas
  • Acceso ilimitado a Internet

Silver Cloud Expedition

Después de una extensa renovación, Silver Cloud es el barco de la clase de hielo, más espacioso y confortable en cruceros de expedición. Sus amplias suites, sus itinerarios y su servicio sin igual lo harán verdaderamente especial. Sus cinco opciones para comer van a deleitar su paladar y el 80% de sus suites incluyen una terraza, ver una ballena salir a la superficie o un par de pingüinos dando brincos, nunca ha sido tan personal. Amplias terrazas panorámicas con múltiples espacios abiertos y una piscina completan lo que es sin duda el barco de expedición más distintivo en la actualidad. Un número limitado de huéspedes en aguas polares, significa que Silver Cloud tiene la mayor relación de espacio a huéspedes y tripulación a huéspedes en cruceros de expedición. Con sus 16 zodiacs, las posibilidades son casi ilimitadas con exploraciones simultáneas en todo el barco. Por último, un equipo de 19 expertos apasionados y dedicados estarán siempre a su disposición para asegurarse de que su viaje sea mejorado en cada paso del camino.


Las suites con vistas al océano de Silversea se encuentran entre las más espaciosa de los cruceros y todas incluyen servicio de mayordomo. Seleccione su suite y solicite un presupuesto - los huéspedes que reserven con antelación disfrutarán de las mejores tarifas y de la posibilidad de seleccionar su suite preferida.


Descubra nuestra colección de espacios a bordo donde disfrutará conociendo a viajeros afines y por supuesto, de nuestro servicio todo incluido.

Zonas públicas

Reconocidos por su excelencia culinaria y su espíritu innovador, todos los cruceros de lujo de Silversea ofrecen una variedad de espacios de restauración siempre abiertos, así como varios locales especializados a bordo.

1 Programa en tierra y 3 Hoteles

Nuestros programas en tierra (varios días, antes, después o durante el crucero) proporcionan oportunidades adicionales para descubrir más sobre lo esencial y los tesoros escondidos en los destinos que visites.

Su expedición le llevará de un descubrimiento a otro. Un programa adicional de experiencias únicas en la costa, en pequeños grupos, lideradas por un equipo de expertos guías y con charlas, le permitirá conocer plenamente el destino que visite.

puntos esenciales del viaje

Day 1 — Dublin, Ireland
Embark Silver Cloud this afternoon for your exciting Silversea Expedition — “Exploring the British Isles”. A mandatory safety drill will be followed by an introduction to your Expedition Team. Tonight we invite you to attend the first of many memorable meals in one of the restaurants.

Day 2 — Douglas, Isle of Man
Apart from an independent visit to the Manx Museum in Douglas, the Isle of Man has two quite distinct options for you: you can either walk along part on the coastline on one of the island’s most beautiful walks, or you can choose to take a vintage steam train towards the former capital of Castletown.

For the “Southern Cliffs” walking tour you will be driven to the Folk Village of Cregneash, from where you stroll through farmland to The Chasm, a local landmark.  There you can have excellent views of the nesting seabirds, continuing on a coastal path to The Sound. A renowned bird sanctuary is located just across this body of water and grey seals frequent the area. At The Sound you will board your bus to return to the pier.

If you are a train buff, then you should either take the excursion by train from Douglas to Castletown to see the magnificent Castle Rushen, one of the best examples of a medieval castle in Europe dating back to the year 1200, or combine the train ride with a special culinary touch: travelling in lovingly restored dining cars through the Manx landscape with breathtaking scenery and coastal views, you will enjoy a tasting menu of the freshest seasonal Manx produce and Manx craft ales.

Whichever you choose, you are sure to enjoy the magnificent views either walking or riding the train.

Day 3 — Iona and Lunga, Scotland                              
This morning we arrive at Iona Island.  St Columba came here from Ireland in 563 AD and early Christianity spread through northern Britain from this remote island community. Forty-eight Kings of Scotland are buried here, including Duncan, Macbeth’s victim. Once ashore we will visit Iona Abbey, one of Scotland’s most sacred and historical sites. The abbey was restored during the early 20th century, and today the Iona Community continues the tradition of worship first established by St Columba.

The Tresnish Isles, protecting the western approaches to Mull, will be Silver Cloud’s afternoon’s destination. Lunga, the largest of them, has 2000-plus pairs of Atlantic Puffins that breed on the island’s plateau of short turf. Other birds include storm petrels, Manx Shearwaters and Black-legged Kittiwakes. Guillemots, puffins, Corncrakes and Razorbills breed on Lunga and nearby Harp Rock, but the island is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its abundant plant life! Many rare and endangered plants are native to Lunga. These include Primroses, Birdsfoot Trefoil, and orchids, Sea Campion, Thrift and Tormentil.

Day 4 — Oban and Mallaig, Scotland
Today we will combine a visit to the Scottish Highlands with one of the “Great railway journeys of the world”.  Departing Oban we will head east by coach going through the Pass of Brander, past Loch Awe -stopping for views of Kilchurn Castle- towards Rannoch Moor, one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe. Through Glencoe we will again go along the shores of Lock Linnhe until we reach Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands. After lunch at a local hotel, we will board the Jacobite train for an 42-mile route that covers some of Scotland’s “most/best” list: we start near Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and will pass close by of Loch Morar, Britain’s deepest freshwater loch, to end the journey next to the deepest seawater loch having crossed Britain’s shortest river. The train uses locomotives dating back to the 1930s and 1940s, while the coaches are 1960s ex-British Railways Mark 1s. Truly one of the great railway journeys of the world.

In Mallaig we will again board Silver Cloud.

Day 5 — Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
To give you time to explore the charming port of Portree on your own in the afternoon you will have three choices for excursions in the morning.

You can head to Waternish Peninsula to the village of Stein and the Skyeskyns tannery to learn about traditional leather making. Enjoy a guided tour of the workshop, seeing the traditional implements and understanding the lengthy hand finishing processes to create the world famous Highland hand-combed fleece exclusive to Skyeskyns.

Or visit one of the most renowned Hebridean/Scottish castles. You can either visit Eilean Castle, arguably one of the most recognisable castles in the world. Restored in the 1930s, three floors can be visited to understand the rich history of the castle and its clansmen. On this excursion some of the best Highlands home-baking will be offered at the Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge. If you choose Dunvegan Castle, you will drive across the lovely Isle of Skye to its west coast. Dunvegan Castle has been continuously owned and used by the same family for over 800 years. The castle has been the seat of the Clan MacLeod chiefs since the 13th century. Explore the castle and the lovely gardens that surround the waterfall known as Rory Mor’s cascade.

Day 6 — St. Kilda, Scotland
We approach St. Kilda in the early morning. This remarkable and uninhabited archipelago some 50 miles beyond the Outer Hebrides is very rarely visited.

St. Kilda is one of the few places in the world to have received dual World Heritage status from UNESCO in recognition of its Natural Heritage and cultural significance. Silver Cloud will drop anchor off Village Bay on the island of Hirta. Weather conditions permitting, we will go ashore using our Zodiacs to visit the westernmost landmass in the United Kingdom. St. Kilda once supported a population of over 200, but the last islanders left in the 1930s. Recent restoration work on the village by the National Trust for Scotland offers a marvellous link with the past.

The stunning cliffs and sea stacks are home to the most important seabird breeding colony in northwest Europe and during the late afternoon Silver Cloud will sail past two of the largest gannetries in the world.

Day 7 — Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Kirkwall and the Orkney Islands can offer some very different aspects of human history and use of the islands: you can choose to see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Neolithic Heartland of Orkney, visiting the Ring of Brodgar, a huge ceremonial circle of stones dating back some 5,000 years, and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae before returning to Kirkwall and the St Magnus Cathedral, built during the Viking reign of the islands.

You could also choose to head for the smaller South Isles, passing Scapa Flow, driving over the Churchill Barriers, built during World War II to protect Scapa Flow, to reach the island of Burray and stopping at Burray Village for delicious refreshments consisting of local produce including Bere Bannock (local bread) and local farmhouse cheese, Orkney Fudge and Orkney ice cream with a glass of wine or beer.

If you would like to taste something “more" typical of Scotland and the Orkneys, then you might want to consider a visit to the Highland Park distillery, one of the world’s most northerly whisky distilleries.  You will drive to the South Isles and will have an in-depth tour of the distillery and will get to taste whisky of 12, 15, 18 and 25 years of age. On the return you will have time to visit St Magnus Cathedral.

In the evening head out to a dinner and party in true Orcadian style. You will head out to West Mainland and will spend the evening at one of the country community halls. Seated at communal tables a buffet style supper will be served with local shellfish and Orkney beef. Local story-tellers will entertain with traditional tales of Orkney folklore. After dessert the area will be cleared for a mini-ceilidh. With the help of a traditional dance caller and a local band guests will learn traditional Orkney dances and get a chance to practice their new dance skills. If you need some inspiration (or courage) try the traditional Orkney Cog –a unique wooden drinking vessel filled with a warm spiced brew mix.  

Day 8 — Lerwick and Isle of Noss, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Explore the historical part of Lerwick during a walking tour. You will be seeing houses, warehouses, slipways and fish-drying sheds dating back to the 18th century, when Lerwick was the premier herring town in Northern Europe. You will also see the Up Helly Aa Exhibition with its replica Viking boat and colourful exhibitions, before seeing the fascinating Shetland Museum with its more than 3,000 artefacts. Enjoy refreshments and scones at the museum’s café.

If you are interested in Neolithic history, join the excursion to see the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof. The site contains a sequence of late Neolithic houses, a Bronze-Age village, an Iron-Age broch and wheelhouse, several Norse longhouses, a medieval farmstead and a 16th century house.  Later see Shetland’s oldest lighthouse at Sumburgh Head, and look for the thousands of seabirds attracted by the cliffs. Puffins, fulmars, gannets, shags and guillemots can be seen during this time of the year.
You could also just head to Sumburgh Head, to spend more time looking for the birds and marine mammals that frequent this area.

If you want hiking, birding and history combined, join us for visit to the uninhabited island of Mousa. There you will be doing a circular walk on the 1.5 square mile island to spot different birds and common and grey seals, and climb the Mousa Broch, an impressive Iron-Age fortress tower which stands 13 metres in height and is the best preserved of its type.
In the afternoon, Silver Cloud repositions to the Isle of Noss for Zodiac cruises along the spectacular cliffs and their bird colonies.

Day 9 — Fair Isle, Scotland
Geographically divided into two distinct areas, the miniscule 3.5 by 1.5-mile Fair Isle features high moorland areas and cliffs in the north and flatter, fertile lands in the south. Eighteen crofts ranging in size from 3-20 hectares are pretty much the mainstay of the 70 residents. Due to the island’s phenomenal seabird collection, Britain’s most isolated inhabited island is protected by the Fair Isle Marine Environment & Tourism Initiative. Here we find a population density and diversity of seabird species that may well be unequalled in all of Europe. We will take our Zodiacs ashore to look for thousands of Atlantic Puffins, Northern Fulmars, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Razorbills, and Black Guillemots, with skuas and terns on the moorland. There's also a small colony of Northern Gannets. With any luck, we might catch a glimpse of the endemic Fair Isle Wren. Islanders will accompany us on the walk to the newly refurbished bird observatory. You can visit the museum and while you have tea and home-baking with the islanders in their community hall, have a look at the knitwear produced on the island –crafts will be on sale. Nature lovers will also note the more than 250 plant species found on this small island.

Day 10 — Aberdeen, Scotland
Aberdeen brands itself as the “Energy capital of Europe”, but is mainly known as the “granite City”, based on the many buildings made out of locally quarried granite.

You can see a number of these impressive buildings during a panoramic drive to visit one of the largest indoor gardens in Europe, the David Welch Winter Gardens at Duthie Park. The gardens are home to a large collection of plants from around the world and include the Tropical House, Japanese Garden, Corridor of Perfumes, the Fern House, the Temperate House, and the Victorian Corridor. Choose the areas of interest to explore independently.

If you would like to visit a countryside garden and a castle, join the half day tour to visit the stunning Crathes Castle and its gardens. You will drive through Royal Deeside to see one of the most beautiful and well-preserved castles in Scotland and the walled garden which is home to beautiful borders, ancient yew hedges, a rose garden, a fountain and a glass house.

On a full day tour you can visit two of the finest castles of Royal Deeside: apart from Crathes Castle you will also get to visit Balmoral, a favourite Royal retreat and the Scottish home of the Royal family.  As it is still used by the Royal family, Balmoral is only open for a short time each summer. You will see the gardens, exhibitions about the estate, its wildlife and Royal life; and you will also be able to visit the Ballroom, the castle’s largest room. Lunch will be had at a hotel near Balmoral.

Day 11 — Eyemouth, Scotland
From Eyemouth you can go south into England on a full day tour to see Lindisfarne and Alnwick Castle. The island of Lindisfarne can only be reached at low tide via a causeway and this will influence our timings today. Upon arrival on Holy Island –as Lindisfarne is also known- we will enjoy some free time to explore the village and Priory ruins before visiting Lindisfarne Castle. The iconic Alnwick Castle, the second-largest inhabited castle in England, has featured in many films and television –most recently in Downton Abbey- and houses an enviable collection of fine art. The Castle Gardens are home to one of the country’s largest collections of European plants in striking geometric beds, themed gardens and a fabulous garden design. Lunch will be “Fish and Chips” at the Castle Friary.

Nature lovers will want to head out to St Abb’s Head on the Berwickshire coast. This National Nature Reserve offers extensive nature walks through rich grasslands along the rugged coastline. The dramatic cliffs provide spectacular vantage points to watch thousands of nesting guillemots, kittiwakes and Razorbills.

Art lovers will want to choose a visit to Floors Castle. Not only is it the largest inhabited house in Scotland, home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, it also houses an outstanding collection of fine art, 17th century French furniture, rare tapestries and porcelain. You can explore the grounds and beautiful gardens originating from a formal design laid out in the first half of the 18th century.

If you like literature you might decide to see Sir Walter Scott’s home, Abbotsford House. One of Scotland’s most fascinating places, you can explore the historic house and discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects and unusual artefacts which inspired Scott’s greatest novels and poems. Take time to wander through the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands before returning to Eyemouth.

Day 12 — Kingston upon Hull, England
Kingston upon Hull is the perfect starting point for an excursion to see York and York Minster. York was an important Roman city and part of the original city walls remain. After a short panoramic tour of York you will continue on to the celebrated York Minster, Northern Europe’s largest Cathedral. A guided tour will feature the highlights of the cathedral, including the famous 14th century stained glass.

Architecture and history lovers will have to choose if they want to see Castle Howard, one of Britain’s most impressive examples of British Baroque architecture and one of the highlights of British Gardens during a full day tour or the Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens on a half day tour. Castle Howard has annual displays of daffodils, rhododendrons, delphiniums and roses, while the delightful gardens of Burton Agnes Hall contain over 4,000 different plant species, including a jungle garden and a national collection of campanulas.

Art and plant lovers might prefer the National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies at Stewart’s Burnby Hall Gardens.  This is the perfect time of the year to visit the 9 acres of beautifully laid out gardens and lakes. There are more than 80 varieties of water lilies and the setting is the biggest collection of hardy water lilies found in a natural setting anywhere in Europe.

Day 13 — Dover, England
At Dover you will either embark on an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Canterbury Cathedral, head for Leeds Castle, the most romantic castle in England, or see Sissinghurst Castle Gardens.
Apart from driving through the heartland of the county of Kent –known as the “Garden of England”- you will be visiting the historic and picturesque city of Canterbury with its labyrinth of medieval streets and quaint shops and the magnificent Norman cathedral that still dominates the city’s skyline.

Leeds Castle is situated on a raised island in the middle of a lake. Built by the Normans in 1119 it is one of the oldest castles in England. It had been a royal palace for over three centuries.

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, nestled in the Weald of Kent, is a series of ten gardens separated by spectacular walls and hedges, giving an impression of peace and seclusion. The garden was created in the 1930s and today Sissinghurst CAstle Gardens is one of England's most celebrated gardens. The story of the buildings and the recently restored towers (meant to be re-opened in March 2018) is quite fascinating, too.

You can also choose to visit Dover Castle on your own, as it is very close to the port.

Day 14 — London, England
Silver Cloud will pass the Tower Bridge and will be across from the impressive Tower of London in the very early hours of the morning.

During the day you can embark on a panoramic tour showing you the essential highlights London has to offer. The tour will pass St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column, and the National Gallery, continuing on towards Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Park and The Mall. From London’s main ceremonial avenue we travel down to Whitehall and Downing Street before entering Parliament Square. You will see the historic Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the immense structure of the magnificent Westminster Abbey. The tour then heads back down the Embankment towards Silver Cloud.

In the evening Silversea and the Royal Geographical Society have arranged for a very special reception at the Royal Geographical Society’s headquarter.

You will enjoy a reception across the ground floor of the Society, soaking up the atmosphere of the Map Room and Hall. You will then be escorted into the Ondaatje Theatre for a welcome by the Silversea’s representatives, Alasdair MacLeod, Head of Collection & Resources, RSG-IGB, and a guest speaker.

Following the welcome there will be an “Open House” style evening – guests can enjoy private views of the Society’s Collections in the Foyle Reading Room while refreshments will be served in the Fine Rooms of the Society’s historic home.  From over two million items in its Collections, the specially curated exhibit will include artefacts, maps, photographs, archival and personal items used by famous Antarctic and Arctic explorers (including Scott, Shackleton, Mawson, Amundsen, Nansen and Peary), plus a selection of iconic pieces from the Society’s wider holdings which document world exploration over 500 years.

Day 15 — London, England
After breakfast, disembark Silver Cloud.

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Guest speakers are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.


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